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Hey folks its weekend time again and you know what that means, don’t you? It’s time to hit the streets of Chicago and enjoy what the City neighborhoods have planned for your summer weekend fun! This last weekend in June offers you the following:

The 30th annual Old St. Pat’s World’s Largest Block Party hits the streets again wrapping up on Saturday (5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.) at Old St. Patrick’s Church (700 W. Adams Street) in the West Loop, which is Chicago’s oldest public building and a treasured landmark. This street block party features some of Chicago’s tastiest treats from a variety of food vendors, live music on two stages with Third Eye Blind headlining, celebrity bartenders, 4 free drink tickets with each paid admission, raffles & prizes that include $25,000, Free Rent for a Year, a Trip to Ireland and much more! So head on over to the Entrance Gate at Madison and Des Plaines Streets and have some fun!!

Back by popular demand, the Chicago Summerfest hits the streets at 2000 N. Clark Street (Clark Street and Armitage Avenue) in the Lincoln Park neighborhood on Saturday (12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.) and Sunday (12:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.) for a weekend packed with shopping (local artisan booths will feature an array of handcrafted jewelry and mixed media), live music provided by some of Chicago’s most-loved cover bands, cold beer and a barbecue all while being surrounded by attractions like the Peggy Notebaert Museum, Lincoln Park Zoo and the Chicago History Museum! This fest truly lives up to its name!!

The 6th annual Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival hits the streets again at Milwaukee Avenue and Kedzie Boulevard in the Logan Square neighborhood on Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This festival features two stages of live music from 34 bands with Black Bear Combo on Saturday and The Blind Shake on Sunday, local food vendors and Lula Café’s sangria, a variety of visual artists performing dance and theatre, and kids’ activities which include arts & crafts, face painting, various styles of dancing and an exotic petting zoo on Sunday (12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.)! Saturday evening offers two after parties as well:  The Owl Bar (2521 N. Milwaukee) where some of the bands from the fest will continue to play, or The Logan Theatre (2646 N. Milwaukee) where you can catch the following movies (10:00 p.m. – Rebel Without A Cause, 10:30 p.m. – Goldfinger (1965), 11:00 p.m. – Spaceballs, 11:30 p.m. – Monty Python & The Holy Grail)!!

The 29th annual Chicago Gospel Music Festival sets up at Ellis Park (535 E. 35th Street) in the Oakland neighborhood on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Headlining this year’s festival is the “McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour” on Saturday featuring performances on two stages as well as a free historic tour of Bronzeville. But that’s not all! There’s also an art fair & marketplace, a health & wellness oasis, and a kids’ activity zone rounding out this event!!

Capping off Pride Month on Sunday (12:00 p.m.) at Broadway Street and Montrose Avenue in the Uptown neighborhood will be the Chicago Pride Parade offering a dazzling cavalcade of diversity and ending near the intersection of Diversey Parkway and Sheridan Road in the Lincoln Park neighborhood!

And finally, the 2014 Chicago Movies in the Parks series features the following movies at dusk, weather permitting, and free admission at the following parks!


“Despicable Me 2” – Oriole Park (5430 N. Olcott Ave.) – Norwood Park
“The Lego Movie” – Rutherford Sayre Park (6871 W. Belden Ave.) – Montclare


“Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” – Armour Square Park (3309 S. Shields Ave.) – Bridgeport
“Stanley Ka Dabba” – Paschen Park (1932 W. Lunt Ave.) – Rogers Park
“Space Jam” – Taylor Park (39 W. 47th St.) – Bronzeville

Are You Ready To Hit The Streets Again?


Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014 10:33 AM by Dean's Team


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